Medial tibial stress syndrome Better known as shin splints
Tibia• Also known as the shin bone.-Very important! It works withother bones in your leg to makeit so you can walk!
Shin splints• The term "shin splints" refers to pain along or just behind the shinbone or your tibia. • Facts about shin splints• Athletes are more prone to shin splints. - 1 in 5 athletes will have shin splints.• People with flat feet are more likely to experience shin splints over other people. - Certain people are more susceptible to shinsplints than others.
Symptoms-Tenderness, soreness or pain along the innerpart of your lower leg. - Mild swelling may occur Symptoms may vary from person to person. - You will feel shin splints during exercise.
Causes• Shin splints are often the result of excessive force (overload) placed on the shinbone and connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone.• The overload is often caused by specific athletic activities, such as:- Basketball, tennis, football, etc.- Running down hill or on slanted surfaces.- Wearing worn-out footwear- Shin splints can also be caused by training errors. Running too hard, too fast, or for too long.
Treatment• In most cases, you can treat shin splints with simple self-care steps: - Ice the affected area. - Reduce swelling. - Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. - Consider arch supports. - Have somebody rub them out.
RisksYou should never “run through” shin splints.They can be the sign of an impending stressfracture. If pain is VERY severe, and doesn’tseem to go away you should go see your doctor!Just in case!PreventionAdd strength training to your workout! Fix thethings you can control.
Shin splints are a very commoninjury, but there’s no reason to suffer through the pain and discomfort associated with this condition.
WORKS CITED• www.mayoclinic.com• www.doctoroz.com• Google